A QUIET LIFE
(Una Vita Tranquila)
Friday, September 23 @ 7:20pm
Sunday, September 25 @ 7:00pm
Director: Claudio Cupellini
Cast: Toni Servillo, Marco D'Amore, Francesco Di Leva
Italy, 2010, 105 minutes Drama
Rome Film Festival 2010 In Competition Winner – Best Leading Actor - 1 win and 8 nominations
A brilliant addition to the new wave of sophisticated Italian crime films that focus more on character than action, A Quiet Life is further complemented by Toni Servillo who delivers a riveting performance as a man hiding a dark secret. This critically acclaimed, slow-burn dramatic thriller from Claudio Cupellini (Lessons in Chocolate) is a must-see festival highlight.
Rosario Russo (Servillo) is living near Frankfurt where he runs a restaurant and hotel and has integrated perfectly into the local community with his family. He keeps a low profile, he has changed his name and he speaks German. Life is good, until one day the introverted Diego (Marco D'Amore) and street-smart Edoardo (Francesco Di Leva) turn up at the hotel, looking for a room. Soon their sinister assignment is revealed, dragging Rosario back into the past. Director Claudio Cupellini has created a tense thriller, moodily shot in grey winter light, edited at a breathless pace with a slick script and sensational soundtrack. But it is the three standout performances, including the ever popular Toni Servillo, that are so compelling in this modern day Greek tragedy.
Taken from the Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2011 website.